When using the bags for dyeing, stand the dyes in a more sturdy container.
I DON'T RECOMMEND USING BAGS WHEN TEACHING A CLASS-USE STORAGE JARS INSTEAD!
THIS PHOTO was sent to me by Lorrie Popow, Master Pysanky artist, who stores and dyes all of her eggs in Ziploc bags! Personally, I store my dyes in glass containers, but expect to use this method when writing an ostrich egg later this year.
BE CERTAIN to test each high quality
1-gallon Ziploc bag for leaks (you can pour a cup of water into it, while holding the bag over the sink). If the bag oesn't leak, empty out the test water, and pour in about 1 1/2 cups of the dye. Label your bag with the color and dye manufacturer. You should add the date that you mixed the dye, so as to keep track of the age of the each dye.
ADD THE EGG, removing as much air as possible from the bag, and zip up the seal (double check that you've sealed it all the way). Move the bag around occasionally to insure equal coverage of the dye on all parts of the egg. Then remove it when the desired shade has been reached! Thanks Lorrie!
ADDITIONAL TIPS from FB Community: “Shirley says place the bags in a plastic pail so they don’t leak; Jane recommends a plastic shoe container lined with paper towels; So Jeo suggested placing 2-3 baggies into one larger baggie without dyes. This is helpful in keeping the top of the baggies from falling over and letting dyes drip out in case they aren't closed well; Carolyn stores them in plastic shoe boxes. And she says that the gallon sized Ziploc is perfect for ostrich eggs and other large eggs”.